Guiding Hands

The people in this picture are all very dear to me and I was trying to show how love and compassion and sadness are all filtered down through the years in a sort of collective consciousness. (Pretentious, moi?)Guiding Hands.jpg

Penance

This is Mason, a toughie on the football field and confident enough to pose naked, knowing the finished photographs would be exhibited internationally. My aim was to create a loose interpretation of Atlas, bearing the world on his shoulders.
So far so good.
To spare my female blushes, his fiancee was on hand to make sure no dangly bits would intrude into the picture. After much discussion, while I waited with my back turned, I heard the words, “duct tape” and “Nooooo!”.
Well, yes, the duct tape was used and there were muted screams (of pain) and a few tears (of laughter) but said dangly bits were neatly tucked away and the photographs were taken. So far, Penance – as it was eventually named – has won a couple of awards, so I think it was worth all the anguish.
Not quite sure what Mason would say, though.

Penance.jpg

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